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will include west virginia in the conversation about energy. do have you any idea they would even be considered because of this? would it embarrass the obama administration into including west virginia? >> my guess or my observation about the administration, they are pretty shameless. i doubt we could embarrass them into were of anything. jackson has put through rule after rule, the damage that the economy with almost no environmental benefit. they are raising energy prices, and putting people out of work. and they are doing it, without any support in continental for this -- in congress for this, that is why they deliberated in second rate. and do everything behind people's backs, and not let the public know who they are talking. to i expect we'll find, when we see the 12,000 e-mails, we'll see a lot of private chatter with environmental pressure groups. and i think you know, it could be embarrassing. tom: myron thank you for joining us. congress -- republican congressman ben harper is joining me about that e-mail situation, congressman, do have you plans for lisa jackson to come before your c
about wind energy that needs to be sunsetted, soon. you bring up the side of the cliff that no one talks about. the sequester, the automatic spending reduction, i don't think it would be a bad thing if washington took the sequester and showed that they could cut spending. >> because we have a never budget balancing act going on with the journalist pointed out the secret gang of six meetings, that's budgeting by, secret gang of 12 meetings. and-- >> quickly that's what we use today call blue smoke and mirrors in washington and that's why people are upset at washington. don't trust them. david: good to see you. well, the numbers are in and you were not shopping as much as last year, apparently. holiday retail sales were basically unchanged from last year and sandy, of course, and the connecticut shooting got some blame, but what about no jobs and no money? coming up, the opening bell, futures are up. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct s
? >> harris: a lot of energy spent on all this going back and forth. in fact, leading republicans suggesting a great deal of time has been wasted on politics. >> that is precisely right. they note that the house republicans tried to address the issues this summer and voted to extend all of the bush tax cuts and voted on an alternative to the automatic spending cuts that are due to kick in in the new you year and today the top senate republican said why wasn't this addressed months ago? >> we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. the phone never rang. and so now here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. >> so clearly a lot of blame game back and forth between republican and democrats but perhaps most importantly a white house meeting tomorrow with all of the key players face to face with the president. harris? >> they are talking. now, if we could just get them to talk to each other. the president and senate already returned and now we know house lawmakers due you to come back on sunday. >> there was a quarterback between the house gop leadership and ran
a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. .> you are watching wbal >> good evening. thank you for staying up late. we begin tonight with news that hillary clinton has been admitted to a hospital in new york. doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam today. he would not say where the client is located. -- the blood clot is located. she suffered a concussion several weeks ago after fainting while recovering from a stomach virus. she is supposed to return to work tomorrow. in 24 hours, america goes after a bridge over the fiscal cliff. the spending cuts and tax hikes are expected to take effect. >> the night before the fiscal cliff. the senate gave up until tomorrow. >> there is still time to reach an agreement. >> they dropped the demand to cut social security. >> i am optimistic we can live move legislation and get this averted before tomorrow. >> the taxes will go up on most americans. huge cuts kick in. >> i think it is obvious president obama wants us to
recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. 7,000 high school students drop out every school day. that's a line of desks more than 4 miles long. we can keep students in school. visit boostup.org and take the first step. >> 1968 was a year of chaos and conflict in the united states. martin luther king junior and robert f. kennedy riots engulfing our city the war in vietnam claiming lbj's presidency and alienating millions of americans. against this turbulent backdrop they resumed the flights aimed to test in space. the craft that had hoped to land on the moon before year's end. a sudden change of plan turned apollo 8 into another make or break mission. >> apollo 8 was not going to be a lunar flight. it was going to be an earth orbitable flight to test a module to make sure everything was stirring from two vehicles before we convinced them to go to the moon. >> apollo 8 was a big step forward. even success of america would still be veiling the ru-- traile russians. >> they used animals to test whether
is your best bet? >> there is no dow that energy stocks, to me, we are seeing the spikes in oil prices today. lori: you are basically saying try to raise some cash during this last week. that could be your fine opportunity. >> right. you have to think back at what these companies are saved. they are not overly optimistic. they were not doing back flips about the future. sometimes waiting is the best investment strategy that there is. you have to begin to see whether they will begin to grow. most companies have to face the facts. most companies are making money because of cost-cutting. i think we have to really look at ways to just be ready. the best place to be -- lori: lean and mean. cash is, well, i guess that is why you had a debate. i guess i can hold on for two weeks. >> i agree. they are lean and mean. every quarter, they are cutting more and cutting more. now, we are at the point if they are able to prove that this make sense, they will be able to show that they can grow. this could make or break a great quarter. corporations dealing with uncertainty really shows that it will ei
. they are considering plans to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example
the night. the first moves into pennsylvania and weakened and then transfer energy to a system that is going to roll up the coast but that happens too late for this to be a major snowmaker for most of us here. a wide swath of snow from the storm from west virginia into new england. as far as accumulations are concerned one to three inches from columbus and then into pittsburgh and new york city picking up a quick one to three inches through the afternoon when the snow arrives but then boston is where things get interesting as the storm rapidly strengthens off the coast. snow will intensify as we get through the day and then especially the coasts of new england, cape cod into boston we could pick up snow in the 3-6-inch range and then the storm continues to strengthen and drags in north and west temperatures only going to fall. as far as the temperatures right now quite cold across the midwest and thorn plains and we are at 18 currently minneapolis. for tomorrow here. and winter is certainly here and here to stay. that cold air will continue to filter in as we track on past new year's day and
to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example, if one mem
check on the markets. energy and metals are trading higher now, wtis up about 55 cents. brent crude up 65 cents. also want to check in on the gold price, as well. gold right now down about slightly under the flat line there, 1,-658. well below the 1,700 mark. the cme globex has been closed for christmas. it's going to reopen at 6:00 a.m. eastern time. that goes for treasuries and the foreign exchange market, as well. >> as for action in the overseas markets, the u.k. is closed today for boxing day as are some of the former brish colonies. in europe the dax down about there about 35 points, around half a percent. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington
into the playoffs. >> we do have rain and snow in the forecast. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> talks hit a snag in washington with president obama and house speaker john been unable to reach a deal. senate leaders stepped in to get a compromise before tomorrow's deadline. today they announced they have hit a wall. >> even if lawmakers are not running out of ideas, they are running out of time. the prospects of a fiscal cliff plunge look closer than ever today when senate talks ground to a standstill. >> i am willing to get this done. i needed dance partner. >> republicans demanded social security cuts. democrats called that a deal killer. the gop to get off the table. the deadline is monday at midnight. if no deal, taxes go up on nine out of 10 americans. potentially catastrophic spending cuts start kicking in. lawmakers spent much of the day behind closed doors plotting strategy. president obama blamed the impasse on republicans. >> the way they are behaving is there on the priority is making sure the tax breaks for the we
pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. gerri: it will be a new year pretty soon. we will get new taxes. not just for wealthy americans either. millions of americans will face obamacare tax hikes in 2013. especially the middle class. it will likely affect the way you receive care in the way you buy health care. care to explain is doctor mitchell brooks. doctor, welcome back to the show. it's always good to have you here. you say that it's really a three card monte. that is what the american public is getting the obamacare. what do you mean? >> there are so many hidden costs in the health care lot. we are not given the full information. your playing where the odds are stacked. you don't even know where the cards are. there is a new tax is going in the basically states that threshold will be allowable for medical deductions from income will grow from 7.5000 of the $10,000. for people who people who don't itemize them, they might say that's okay. rich people are going to get
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. >> reporter: mike dickinson works for noble energy, which is doubling its production in weld county. this oil field stretches from colorado into wyoming. in 2008, it produced 83,000 barrels of oil, yet this year it is expected to reach nearly ten million barrels. how different is the technology that we're seeing here today versus what you were doing out here a couple of years ago? >> it's unrecognizable today compared to what we were doing just two or three years ago. >> reporter: oil companies used to mainly drill vertical wells, hitting one pool of oil. but now they are rapidly converting to horizontal wells up to a mile long and combining them with fracking operations which split open rocks, releasing oil once considered out of reach. and one drilling rigs can now install multiple wells in one location, making it more cost- efficient. a horizontal well produces seven to ten times more oil than a vertical well. >> today, we're not running any vertical rigs, and we're running eight horizontals. >> reporter: so this really is the future of what you're doing out here. >> it is. >> reporter: th
by constellation energy group] >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. lisa has the morning off. first we'll check outside. it is windy and cold out right now. >> and the winds are strong behind the storm that brought accumulating snow. something suspect that i want to check out, a couple of flurries might be passing through baltimore, maybe towards the lower eastern shore. you can see them near talbot and queen anne's county. i would be interested to know if you guys in those counties are seeing anything whatsoever. the strong winds from the great lakes region is producing lake-effect snow showers. the forecast today, winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour. we're starting with clouds, then clearing. highs in the upper 30's to low 40's. details on the seven-day. >> yesterday's snowstorm was the third this week in maryland. frederick, cecil and carroll counties saw measurable snowfall but many escaped the several inches experienced to the north of us and despite the lack of snow, temperatures may have caused wet spots to freeze so transportation officials urge caution when dri
in the history of science and that means more wacky weather, more moisture, more energy. global warming is a misnomer. it should be called global swing. >> which means the world doesn't end tomorrow. it's just every little event is worse or inkre meantycrementally worse than before. >> you look at all the glaciers are receding. the ice caps has diminished by 50% just in the last 50 years. an area the size of united states in terms of ice disappeared this year over the polar ice caps. the seasons are changing. summer is longer winter is shorter, tropical diseases are moving north. all the indicators show that the earth is warming up and that's what's driving some of this wacky weather. >> duh that show more or could we snap back? >> get used to it. we could be experiencing more 100-year flooding storms, hurricanes because there's more energy circumstance lating. we could argue how much human activity is driving it but everybody agrees the earth is heating up there's more energy in the system. that means more swing in the weather. >> no matter who's contributing it
. back to you, carl. >> seema, thanks so much. check out some energy in metals this morning. let's go to our favorite birthday girl of the day. bertha coombs. >> thank you very much, for the birthday wishes. you know, it's national chocolate day. what else would be better on your birthday? except for a lot of inventory numbers today, delayed because of the christmas holiday. we have energy at the moment fractionally higher across the board. the dollar index weakening just a hair at the moment. despite the fact that we had industry numbers that were a bit bearish. the api putting out numbers of crude stocks. when you look out at the estimates for the eia, we're expecting to see a drawdown of crude of 2 million barrels. crude, the third weekly gain. one of the biggest gains we've seen in a long time, nearly 3% this week. it's looking fairly technically strong. gasoline will be the one that people will watch. eia estimates are for a build there of 250,000 barrels. it's closer to that than what we saw from the api at 2.5 million barrels. that's certainly going to be more bullish for gasol
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year to you. since i've lost weight i have so much more energy than i used to, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. >> overseas a group of men that were charged with a brutal rape of a woman, have now been charged with murder. people all over the country are demanding justice and action. >> her identity is a secret but the indian public has given her a name, brave heart and thousands of people across the country are taking to the streets to mark this young girl's death. >> we are speechless about what happened with the girl. >> her brutal gang rape has shaken india and triggered an out pouring of anger and grief. anger that the system hasletts its women down. they say, delhi is not a safe place for women. >> common people lik
, sometimes missed that this guy had a genius-level i.q., a bundle of energy, more importantly to us -- a lot of our senior military leaders are good organizers with great energy, but this guy had a sense of strategic understanding of the battlefield, so what's discounted nowadays is that four-day ground victory for the first war, going into it we were dealing with the fourth largest army in the face of the earth that then was pulled apart by u.s. airpower, naval power, but more importantly by schwarzkopf, instead of banging away directly at the enemy and circling the whole force. he loved soldiers. he was a remarkable man, and as frequently noted, he had a temper. if you weren't taking care of soldiers or following the bouncing ball, you would understand quickly he was displeased with you. >> one thing we got to know the general by were the legendary press briefings, and at the time, you know, it was a very honest conversations being had, but in reflection, the general made it very object that he was trying to speak directly to saddam hussein. that was the audience, correct? for who he was t
? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> still being treated for a persistent cough, george hw bush couldn't be home for christmas this year so home came to him along with chinese food. from houston with the latest on the 41st president's health. neal bush came and barbara was there to have chinese food. he is still very much bedridden by this cough. >> he certainly is, luke. yesterday the former president spent all day in the hospital with family and friends. i will talk about that in a moment. the former president has been in the hospital from a persistent cough. late last week they said that the president suffered from low energy days. a few days of low grade fever. that is what prevented him from going home for christmas. christmas came to him. former first lady barbara bush along with their son, neal, and his family surrounded him and brought him chinese food. it's a bush family tradition to visit one of their favorite chinese restaurants on christmas and they brought in the food and the f
energy group] >> good morning and welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. a check outside with ava in carroll county. >> the southern areas of the state didn't see as much as we thought but all in all, we got snow yesterday. it's been an active start to the winter season. three snow storms across the state. something minor is coming up for new year's day. 36 at b.w.i. marshall, wind out of the west-northwest, 16 miles per hour. 37 in pasadena, 41 in baltimore and 34 in randlestown. strong winds from the northwest gusting up to 35 miles per hour making it feel very cold. we're only into the upper 30's, low 40's, in the afternoon. details coming up on the new year's day system when we return. >> yesterday's snowstorm was the third in maryland in a week and while there was measurable snow in frederick, cecil and carroll county, many might call it the good kind of snowstorm that covers the ground enough for kids to have fun but melted later in the day but this morning's concern is that freezing temperatures with damp conditions may cause ice on the roads. while we esca
you. host: joshua gordon, what in the year energy issues are we looking at? -- >> end of the year energy issues are we looking at? guest: i am not aware of any major ones for the fiscal cliff. going down the road, and you definitely have some issues. there is the need for a new highway bill. they have had trouble passing highly legislation because no one is willing to increase the gas tax. our gas taxes are the main way we pay for the new roads and bridges and that kind of thing. i think it is a relatively short-term problem. long term, we're going to need revenue to solve our future fiscal burden. one of the most sensible places to raise revenue would be through a carbon tax or something similar. that can also help to reorient our energy priorities to cleaner types of energy. host: i want to note that you can go to the c-span fiscal cliff website to get the latest information. you should be checking back over the next 48 hours as things develop. guest: 8 the deadline this afternoon. the senate has set a self- imposed deadline for 3:00. host: is that senator reid's plan b? guest:
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into wood chips will to be burn for alternative energy fuel. san francisco runs the oldest christmas tree recycling program the country. >> the time is 4:15. taking a double live look outside from our roof camp at san francisco. on the left the approach to the bay bridge on the right. we have dry roads this morning. it felt chilly air this morning. how is our weather? >> now we are in the lower forties' for a lot of spots. temperatures are forecast to drop another five degrees as we approach sunrise. >> we are seeing some '30's and the protective valley is it depends on where you're located. we do have light wind and the forecast. in san francisco we are at 48 degrees. 43 in san jose. satellite and radar does not show to much activity. high- pressure will build brought the day. we will see partly cloudy conditions. dry weather in to the afternoon. it will not last long. futurecast 4 shows another system dropping close at the bay area. >> i selected a wider view. this is northern california you can see what will happen over the next couple of days. an increase in cloud cover and rain will
gave it energy and eventually life. # on november 18th collected more than thinking at school tell you? i know i am not looming back this way, neil armstrong burning it on an access. started up the ladder and i was mrooking for the freeze button. >> america's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. you were the lathes hue h-- la being to touch the surface. how does that mike you feel? >> god related we shall return. with pause a peace and hope for mankind god speed to the crew of channel 2013. >> i am convinced the space program will come back. the country is to have something to look forward to, to be proud of. >> my grandmother on a farm from washington had no electricity an outhouse and she watched the first run to the moon. >> i hope that happens some day. >> it has been 40 years since we left the moon. mes of the apollo astronauts. the roar kiss wanz role. the space program has continued. technology of the space shuttle mars rover. human accomplishment to apollo or capture the imagination of younger americans. edward our nation mal ket. she has to kurn his car. we
a month. i am trying to go back to cornell to do sustainable energy. we are in a double down on reaganomics in despite. jimmy carter had great inflation because for five years we were a peaceful country again. then reagan put us back into the largest military buildup in peacetime. i think that's what we ought to do is realize that did not work, just like some of the new deal stuff was not working correctly. what we have to do is c- span.org [indiscernible] i want to thank mr. richard delver of the department of transportation, because unlike michael bloomberg -- host: you have gone a little bit off track, but we appreciate your comments this morning. you can see his picture on your screen. and from the new york times business section -- and from "usa today" -- that the lead this morning in "usa today." coming up, steve forbes will be here in 45 minutes to take your calls regarding issues in washington, including what we just talked about. next is lawrence yun of the national association of realtors to talk about the real estate market and how the fiscal cliff could affect it.
because they don't want to send the 88-year- old home too early. they want him to build up his energy. bush has been hospitalized for about a month after getting bronchitis. >>> one family gets a wonderful gift just in time for the holidays. >> this is an amazing story. a puppy stolen from an oregon humane society is now back in the hands of its rightful owner. chris woodward tells us how social media played a big role in bringing that puppy home. >>reporter: back in the arms of his new family. >> i fell in love with him when i first saw him. >>reporter: it's likely this 3- month-old puppy has no idea what he's really been through. >> i started tearing up a little bit. i was excited. >>reporter: moments earlier this family got to see john for the first time since he was stolen. >> he was in my arms when i first met him, and he's very good now, so it's good. >>reporter: saturday morning the belzer family was here to adopt john and had just finished the paperwork to make it official. >> the staff went to retrieve the puppy from the kunl, doors opened, puppy's gone. >>reporter: john
. >> one was to shutdown the command module to conserve the remaining energy and use the lunar module. a it was used for shuttling the members to and from the moon as a life boat. >> we knew we had the lunar module and it had power and the batteries and oxygen. >> but not enough. >> no. but if we could use it to get us back home again, but if not we were going transmit as long as we could so that the people would have some idea of what to do to correct for future flights. >> you guys are doing real good work. >> so are you guys, jack. >> you sounded so calm, but you in particular, captain, sounded so at ease. if that were me i would be barney t fife. i am 200,000 miles from home. my space ship blew up, and m why not feeling optimistic. what went through your mind? >> a lot of people said you didn't understand the situation. >> another crisis. carbon dioxide levels were getting dangerous lehigh. ground control fixed that by instructing the crew to build a makeshift rig they called "the mailbox" to purge the deadly gas from the craft and keep oxygen levels safe. this bought some time fo
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to gun control and there's been talk on energy legislation. but it looks like raising the debt ceiling is not part of the deal. that is four major political fights that the president has on his hands. what is going to get lost the longer this drags on? >> i think most of those things. look, if this drags on into the new year, this is going to be the focus up until the inauguration. and as you mentioned, not only the debt ceiling but also come march, you will have to figure out how to extend government spending for the rest of the fiscal year. and they don't, the government would shut down. there are major fiscal fights that need to be resolved beyond the immediate fiscal cliff. we are not even talking about the major policies that you are talking about. immigration reform and gun control legislation, those are things that can fall by the wayside if we are consumed by the fiscal talks which seems likely. >> it seems they crawl from one crisis to the next. thank you, sir, we will see you later in the hour. >> thank you. >> president obama will be talking about the fiscal cliff with david
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constituents in the virgin islands need relief from the highest energy cost in the country and a fair medicaid match so everyone can have access to quality health care. whatever partisan differences we have and the republicans have with our president, let's set them aside in this difficult year comes to a close an work together to give our constituents a happy new year. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? without objection. ms. johnson: madam speaker, i rise today to implore the house g.o.p. leadership to address the looming fiscal cliff. we have only a few hours left and we owe it to the american people to find a solution. pass legislation and send it to the president for his signature tonight. there's too much at stake to let this critical situation devolve into the same politics as usual. that we have seen throughout this congress. the consequences of failure inaction are dire. according to the congressional budget office, going over the cliff would raise unemployment rate from 7.9 to 9.1% in 2013. we wou
phased out for more energy-efficient ones. >>> a new law in australia is banning ladies' nights. is it's part of an effort to tackle binge drinking but some bars found a little hole that says if the deal applies to everyone it's okay. so they might be offering drinks to men. >> despite the last-minute deal settled in the u.s. senate last night, the united states has technically fallen off the fiscal cliff as of now. the house has not voted and the president has not signed anything. why couldn't washington have solved this problem earlier? they have had it for over a year. did it have to be pushed to the very last second? i'm joined by debby dingle and ron myer. does it have to be done like this? >> i think all of us would like to see it not done like this, but i think the reality of what the tax increase would be to 100% of americans, i still think we're going to hear a lost static on the house side before you see that vote. it takes coming down to the wire, unfortunately, too much in washington to get the answer to occur. we're only punting. it's going to make march madness a new defi
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of energy. there is no extra charge to ge that collection. san francisco has the oldest program for christmas tree recycling. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. >> vicki: twenty-two philadelphia high schools will have something new when the kids go back to class. condom dispensers. they are being installed over the winter break inside the nurse's office of each school. the condoms will be free to any student whose parents didn't opt them out of the program. the plan is to promote safer sex among teenagers. according to the centers for disease control.about a quarter of all new h-i-v infections in philadelphia are teens. in texas police were led on a car chase and foot pursuit this morning. police say a man in a red pickup led them on the high speed chase on an area freeway before going onto surface streets. officers say the driver hi
dealing with energy? and by the way, let's remember, second terms, domestically, they don't last four years. you've got about a year, maybe a little bit more, before that midterm election, when you can get something done through congress. so if this is -- and by the way, the bitterness that is setting in in the personal relationships between the president and mitch mcconnell, the president and speaker boehner, i think, make it that much worse. >> oh, man, peter alexander -- >> buzz kill. >> yeah. that's reality, as chuck todd just described it, it's also very depressing. so let me ask you, within the white house, you've got a group of people who have been with the president for four years, four exhausting years. those jobs are exhausting. is there going to be any turnover, "a," in the white house staff as we approach these new negotiations on the same old problem? and "b," the level of exhaustion, frustration and anger within the white house toward the congress, as chuck todd just alluded to? >> reporter: well, we certainly know that the cabinet is going to change with the announcemen
. some rain is trying to get its act together, especially in the north so far i think the rain energy is back behind us t. is the cloud rain forecast. sometimes the models don't handle these systems very well but we're okay and by this evening we'll start to cloud up, there it is some of the rain starting to spin up late tonight into early saturday. heading into tahoe which is mainly cloud. clouded up today and sunday. it will be warmer due to the cloud cover but not much. but monday clear and mostly sunny, but lows back near 0 like today. rain along the coast to the north but not until later on. upper 50s, low 50s so it's a chilly morning out there. no doubt about it. bundle up, we won't be very warm today. clouds will continue to be with us into saturday and some of the rain should be out of here saturday morning. cold and breezy on sunday. a fast moving system maybe on monday, but then mostly sunny and rather brisk on tuesday. >> all right. 7:39, a rare tornado touchdown in watsonville during last weekend's storm. the national weather service confirmed that the twister formed over
last month. >> he just started to have a few low energy days and things kind of snowball from there. >> he has a high fever and is now on a liquids only diet. his wife and sons have all been frequent visitors. >> the east coast is being hit with more powerful storms. airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights because of the storm, heavy snow has been falling in pennsylvania. upstate new york. thousands of holiday travelers stranded across the country. >> you can't change it so you take it for what it is. make the best of a bad situation. >> in the bay area dozens of flights to the east coast were grounded. airports have had delays because of the rain here and there is more rain expected in the bay area on friday so the local flight delays could continue through the new year. >> a new york city hospital set to officially reopen today two months after it was forced to close down because of sandy. 300 patient has to be evacuated from nyu at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid and repairs. some outpatient services have already been back in oper
commerce secretary, your energy secretary. so he relied on sort of the people just around him. i think this administration and the president should do a better job of getting his cabinet out there, because, frankly, most americans don't even know who the rest of the cabinet members are. >> finer point on it, roland. do you think the president is sending a message that he won't fight for his nominees? >> well, i think what he's doing is, he's picking and choosing his battles, but he needs to understand, the last four years, republicans fought him on everything. he should send the signal, i'm not going to play the games we played the last four years. i'm going to be very aggressive, and if you want to deny me my choice, then you should vote that person down. he should have put her forward, and look, if he wants former senator chuck hagel, put him forward as well, and tell the senate, i dare you to do it. >> alice, that brings up an interesting point. tom friedman wrote an op-ed in "the new york times" today, defending chuck hagel. i want to read a portion of it. he says, "hagel is out of
the government spends money on. the treasury, defense department, energy department. all of these things here. and right back there on the score board you see the fundamental problem. last year we took in $2.3 trillion in revenue but spent $3.6 trillion. and this whole process has been aimed at dealing with that deficit. because neither party could really come up with a decision on what they were going to agree on on what to cut spending. what they said is if we don't have a deal by january 2nd, sequestration will set in. what is that? that's essentially a 10% cut across the board to everything out here and everyone has to deal with it the best way they can. now, i want to point out something here. there's a big difference in the size of these departments. for example, housing or personnel or energy are really quite small. you can cut them dramatically and not have nearly the impact you would have as if you hit bigger departments. some of these programs are also somewhat protected by law. sop they can't all be hit the same way. and the truth is a lot of people aren't sure what the result will
community recently launching a rocket that skirted japanese territory. there's also japan energy policy, with abe suggesting n nuclear power will remain on the table despite ongoing troubles in fukushima. one last issue, just staying power. they have a well documented revolving door with prime ministers with shinzo abe becoming the seventh different leader in just six years. cnn, tokyo. >>> it appears to be a growing trend in afghanistan. they are insider aattacks. a u.s. contractor was kimmed in kabul police headquarters. this time the attacker is a woman. we have a live report from the pentagon. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> car bomb exploded today outside a u.s. base in eastern afghanistan. a security guard and two truck drivers were killed and six civilians were wounded. the taliban carried out the attack whi
this energy up to the east. you'll be watching for heavy snow in the burlington area. many people might be vacationing and enjoying some skiing at this time in vermont so that's good news. but temperature plummetted in the south. it's only 32 in charlotte and 27 in memphis. so ali, unseasonably cold here in the southeast. this is more like what you'd be experiencing in new york than we would here in atlanta. >> just above freezing in atlanta and in alabama freezing and lower. bonnie, we'll check in with you through the course of the morning. this dangerous storm and it's devastating winds have several states in the south picking up pieces this morning in the cold after getting torn up by tornados. look at this incredible surveillance video from cameras at a walgreens drugstore in mobile, alabama. vehicles getting tossed around like match boxes in the parking lot. >> i've never been in a war zone but i'm sure this is what it's looks like. here's a bunch of tin, a bunch of stuff lifted off the buildings in our parking lot. >> tornados also ripped up parts of pearl river county, mississipp
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